Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Antique Gas Engine Discussion > Antique Engine Archives
Forgot Password? Join Us!


Antique Engine Archives All archived posts from 1999 to 2004 when SmokStak was on EnginAds. This is a read-only board.

Antique Engine Archives

Briggs L1

this thread has 5 replies and has been viewed 1396 times

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-22-2000, 03:37:29 AM
Chris Ocwieja
Posts: n/a
Default Briggs L1

I found a Briggs & Stratton motor, model L1, Eng. no. 22602. Can anyone tell me what year it is and is it worth rebuilding. It's all there except the muffler. Thanks, Chris
Sponsored Links
Old 11-22-2000, 01:15:57 PM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Briggs L1

According to Wendel's Notebook, the LI was made from January of 1930 to December of 1932.
Old 11-23-2000, 10:24:21 AM
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Briggs L1

As of the serial # list that I have, your engine was made in Sept. 1930. I have one and I think it is a nice comparison model to the all too common model "Y". You have a nice little air cooled Briggs. The only part I didn't care for when I restored mine was the kick-start pedal with that spring on the shaft. I was a real treat sliding that back into position. Oh, I almost forgot, be very careful with the governor and cover assembly. They are quite fragile and irreplaceable.
Old 11-23-2000, 11:11:08 AM
Gus Simms
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Briggs L1

According to my info, total production of the LI and LA combined was less than 10,000 over a period of three years. That pretty much tags it as a much less than common engine if you compare it with other Briggs offerings. I have an LA. A Briggs collector told me that the LA and WA were used exclusively on Moto-Mowers. I'm not sure if that would include the LI.
Old 11-24-2000, 08:04:01 PM
Jay L.
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Briggs L1

Could some one tell me the difference between the “L” “L1" and the “LA” ? thanks Jay
Old 11-25-2000, 09:07:35 AM
Gus Simms
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Briggs L1

My dating/SN chart describes the L & LI as:Plain bearing-foot starter-two flywheels-two blower housings-mechanical governor-float feed carb-spur gears. The LA:Same as L, but modified cam gear Sounds to me like the difference is internal, but mostly on the engine tag.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Briggs ID Help Horse Power at 511 Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines 4 08-21-2007 09:47:16 PM
Briggs R/RC DSHEP Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines 2 05-30-2007 06:53:11 PM
Help with ID of Briggs james catrett Small Air Cooled Gasoline Engines 8 05-29-2007 01:58:42 AM
Briggs ZZ Burt Lade Antique Engine Archives 9 05-04-2003 07:26:13 PM
WMB Briggs Pat Barrett Antique Engine Archives 4 04-22-2003 10:44:09 PM

Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:37:35 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!

All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277